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John Keats and the Culture of Dissent

Nicholas Roe


This book sets out to recover the lively and unsettling voices of Keats's poetry, and seeks to trace the complex ways in which his poems responded to and addressed their contemporary world. It offers new research about Keats's early life opening valuable new perspectives on his poetry. Two chapters explore the dissenting culture of Enfield School, showing how the school exercised a strong influence on Keats's imaginative life and his political radicalism. Imagination and politics intertwine through succeeding chapters on Keats's friendship with Charles Cowden Clarke; his medical career; the ‘C ... More

Keywords: Keats, Enfield School, Charles Cowden Clarke, English romantic poets

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780198186298
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186298.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicholas Roe, author
University of St Andrews